Hit the Bricks
Hit the Bricks
Hit the Bricks was started by students in 2003 as a campus wide philanthropy to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for for cancer. Each year teams of of students, faculty, staff and alumni gather on Hearn Plaza and take turns running/walking laps around the Quad to show their solidarity as Wake Nation in the fight against cancer. Throughout the day, participants, volunteers, and passersby enjoy fun activities, live music, special guest speakers, and food and gifts from our generous sponsors. The event concludes with a ceremonial remembrance lap and gathering in front of Wait Chapel for a moment of silence in memory of all those who have lost or are fighting the battle against cancer. During this year’s event, which took place on October 1st, 2015, 1,050 students, faculty, and staff participants, representing 100 teams, came out in full force to run and walk laps in order to raise an impressive total of $42,090.26 for the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund.
The Brian Piccolo Cancer Fund Drive was established by students in 1980 in memory of Brian Piccolo, a great Wake Forest athlete/alum and Chicago Bears football star who lost his fight against cancer. For the past 36 years, Wake Forest students, alumni, and friends have planned and participated in various events to raise funds for cancer research at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. The student led “Piccolo”Cancer Fund Drive has raised more than $2.5 million dollars for the WFU Cancer Center!
Check out the 2016 video by Wake Forest senior Luke Dellorso(’17) capturing the event!